Join us when author Percival Everett visits to discuss his latest novel, James, followed by an announcement of the 89th Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners.
Everett will discuss his latest novel, James, a brilliant, action-packed reimagining of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn told from the enslaved character Jim’s point of view.
This presentation will be part of a conversation with Gillian Johns, Associate Professor of English at Oberlin College and Conservatory.
Everett won the 2022 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for The Trees, a metaphysical commentary on lynching, racism and police brutality – a mystery tied to the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till. “This is a wickedly clever novel of ideas in the guise of genre fiction, a combination of mystery, thriller, police procedural and absurdist comedy,” said Anisfield-Wolf Juror Joyce Carol Oates.
Registration for this event is FREE. VIP tickets are also available for purchase.